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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Ted Poe
U.S. Representative, R-Texas
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Poe: warrants need to be particular and specific about the places to be searched and the items to be seized. No judge would ever sign a general search warrant like the British did, allowing police to search every house on the block much less seize everybody's phone records. But this is what has happened under section 15 under the government. Government's gone too far in the name of security that the fourth amendment has been bruised. Rein in government invasion, no more dragnet operations, get a specific warrant based on probable cause or stay out of our lives. And that's the way it is.
Ted Poe
U.S. Representative, R-Texas
CSPAN 06/19/2014
Poe: The N.S.A. has always shown they will always interpret the law to the extent that allows them to seize the information. That's why the law has to be much more clear to the N.S.A. We all must remember that the N.S.A. was violating the Patriot Act as written. This amendment does something that is very concrete. It tells the N.S.A., get a warrant. Get a warrant through the front door, you get a warrant through the back door, you can't spy on Americans, unless you get a warrant. And that's what this legislation or this amendment does. I support this amendment.
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